FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Softmath announces New Release of Algebrator™ Mathematics Software
Release 5.0 is a comprehensive educational environment for mathematics
designed to help students from pre-algebra to pre-calculus levels
SAN ANTONIO April 27th, 2010 -
Softmath today announced availability of the latest version of its
Algebrator™ software. Algebrator 5.0 is a mathematics tutoring
software program which solves and explains a wide range of problems
entered by users of the program. Version 5.0 is equally suitable for
grade school students, who can see basic arithmetic operations
broken down to elementary steps, as well as for college students who
need to brush up on trigonometry and statistics before taking a
calculus class.
Step-by-step solutions provided by Algebrator are virtually
indistinguishable from the solutions given by the math teacher,
making the software an ideal 24/7 math tutor. The software works
seamlessly on both Windows and MAC based PCs.
In addition to greatly expanding the covered math areas, Algebrator
can now export its solution process to MathML – a standard format
used for displaying mathematics on the web. In close collaboration
with InftyReader Group, Inc., Softmath has developed a process that
makes Algebrator's benefits available to students with vision
impairment.
"Softmath is making a concerted effort to make our software
available to all segments of student populations. By teaming up with InftyReader Group, a company that markets an Optical Character
Recognition (OCR) application that recognizes and translates
scientific documents into LaTeX and MathML, we hope to continue our
strong tradition of innovation", said Neven Jurkovic, Ph.D.,
president of Softmath.
"It's been rewarding, working with Dr. Jurkovic, in support of
helping to level the math playing field for students with print
disabilities" said CEO of InftyReader Group, Inc. and
president of IDEAL Group, Inc.
In another effort to reach a traditionally underserved student population, Softmath will be releasing Algebrator 5.0 in both
English and Spanish.
About Softmath
Softmath is a leading provider of software for mathematics education. The
company's flagship product is Algebrator, a math tutoring program which solves
user-entered problems while teaching mathematics across a wide range of grade
levels.
Company website: http://www.softmath.com
About InftyReader Group, Inc.
InftyReader Group markets InftyReader, an Optical Character Recognition
application that recognizes and translates math documents into LaTeX, XHTML (MathML)
and MS Word 2007 (XML).
Company website: http://inftyreader.org
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